Known best for its strong farming culture and the Indianapolis 500 race, Indiana is a lovely Midwestern state brimming with opportunities for accounting professionals. Many big firms have offices in Indiana and are constantly searching for new talent in this wonderful little state.
If you’re looking for accounting work, start with these firms:
Phone Number: 317-464-8600
Deloitte is one of the most widely respected accounting firms in the world with offices in over 150 countries. They are constantly hiring and they have one office in Indianapolis.
Phone Number: 317-453-4100
Founded in 1998, PwC(PricewaterhouseCoopers) has grown rapidly to have offices in 157 companies and over 208, 000 employees. In 2015 PwC was also named the second most attractive employer for business students at Universum. There is one PwC office in Indiana, in Indianapolis.
Phone Number: 260-424-2233(Fort Wayne) 317-681-7000(Indianapolis)
Originally formed as Ernst & Ernst in 1903, Ernst & Young is one of the oldest accounting firms in the US. The company has expanded to hold offices in over 150 countries and more than 212,000 employees around the world. They hold two offices in Illinois.
Phone Number: 574-522-0410(Elkhart office) 574-534-1581(Goshen Office) 574-234-4047(South Bend Office)
McGladrey & Pullen has recently merged with popular accounting firm RSM, which has dozens of offices throughout the US and many more abroad. They have three offices in Indiana, all listed above.
Phone Numbers: 574-232-3992(South Bend) 574-295-1991(Elkhart) 260-489-1949(Fort Wayne) 317-632-1100(Indianapolis)
Crow & Horwath is one of the largest accounting firms in the United States and part of the larger Crow & Horwath International network. This network consists of over 200 independent accounting firms in more than 120 different countries.
Phone Numbers: 812-336-8550(Bloomington) 812-428-6500(Evansville) 260-460-4000(Fort Wayne) 317-383-4000(Indianapolis) 219-769-3900(Merillville)
BKD is a CPA firm with a long history beginning in the aftermath of World War I. Since then BKD has grown to be one of the largest accounting firms in the country with offices in all 50 states and abroad.
Phone Numbers: 765-832-3125(Clinton), 765-825-4181(Connersville), 812-421-8000(Evansville), 317-462-3401(Greenfield), 317-577-7720(Indianapolis), 812-234-7714(Terre Haute), 812-882-7730(Vincennes), 812-254-0938(Washington)
The Kemper CPA group was founded in Illinois in 1958 and has grown to have 24 different offices throughout the Midwest and western states.
Phone Number: 317-222-1998(Indianapolis)
Corbett, Duncan & Hubley is a popular accounting firm focused on providing international businesses with the financial strategies and assistance they need to flourish in the US marketplace. They have many offices throughout the country but are not yet operating worldwide.
Phone Number: 317-580-2000(Indianapolis)
Originally a small practice founded in Indianapolis in 1942, Katz, Sapper & Miller has grown to become one of the largest Indiana-based accounting firms. They are also a member of PrimeGlobal, an international accounting network with a presence in over 100 countries.
Phone Number: 317-848-8920(Carmel) 812-349-7335(Bloomington) 812-376-9245(Columbus) 317-633-4705(Indianapolis) 812-522-8416(Seymour)
Blue & Co. was founded in 1970 by a group of Indianapolis University graduates. The company has since grown to have offices throughout the Midwest and has become one of the most popular accounting firms in the area.
Things to consider when choosing a firm
Every accounting firm is different, which means you should pay attention to all the details before you sign a contract. Here are some of the most important things to consider when you’re thinking about working for a firm:
- Certification – Any reputable accounting firm will require at least a bachelor’s degree. Many also require a CPA certification, so make sure you’re actually eligible before you apply
- Business Specialties – Many firms specialize in working with a specific type or size of business; check out the existing clients of any firm you want to work for to see if their clients are ones you really want to help
- Travel Opportunities – Large accounting firms often have offices around the world. If you’re interested in someday living abroad this is definitely something you should consider
- References – Find some accountants who work at the firm you want to work for or have recently worked there in the past and find out what they have to say about working duties and conditions
Getting a job at a big accounting firm might not be easy, but there are lots of opportunities in Indiana and with enough dedication you can have an excellent accounting career.